Five-star wide receiver Jacorey Brooks who preps at Booker T. Washington in Miami chose Alabama over the Miami football program in a Twitter post announcing his commitment.
Five-star wide receiver Jacorey Brooks who is the 79th ranked player, 10th ranked wide receiver and 10th ranked player in Florida in the Class of 2020 announced his commitment to Alabama on Twitter Friday afternoon. Brooks is the latest elite recruit to leave South Florida and not sign with the Miami football program.
Brooks’ decision to commit to Alabama is a tough one for the Hurricanes who are currently ninth in the Class of 2021 recruiting rankings. Four-star WR Jacolby George announced on Thursday his college choice will be made public June 6. The Crimson Tide currently ranks 43rd in the rankings with just four commits.
Ohio State who is first and Clemson who is fourth are the only schools with an average ranking per recruit higher than Alabama’s 94.29. Miami currently has nine commits with an average ranking of 87.64 per recruit. The average ranking per player currently on the 2020 Miami football roster is 89.62.
Closing strong in the Class of 2020 is going to be critical for Miami. The Hurricanes have received four commits in the last month. Miami has not received a commitment from a WR for 2021. George and Four-star WR Romello Brinson and strongly considering Miami. George and Brinson are critical for a top 10 signing class.
— JACOREY “C7” BROOKS (@c7_brooks) May 8, 2020
Four-start tight end Elijah Arroyo, who committed to Miami May 3, has the potential to be a big-play receiver in the Miami passing game similar to current Hurricanes TE Brevin Jordan. The Hurricanes need to sign WRs who fit in Rhett Lashlee’s up-tempo, speed offense. SMU WRs were prolific under Lashlee in 2020.
James Proche tied for the national lead with 111 receptions in 2019. Proche was a sixth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2020 NFL Draft. Lashlee was hired in January to transform the Miami offense. Brinson and seven other local players in the 2020 class are likely waiting to see how the UM offense performs to make a decision.